This jointly delivered project enables schools across the UK to participate in a series of engaging UN-style debates to raise awareness among young people about climate change and related issues such as deforestation, and to promote their voices and local action in the run-up to the Glasgow COP26 climate conference in November 2021.
Promoting youth voices and action across the UK
The project was led by Size of Wales, a charity working with people in Wales and beyond to help protect four million hectares of tropical forests. We were delighted to collaborate on the project with Size of Wales, as well as the Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA), a charity which inspires people to learn and act on global issues so everyone in Wales can contribute to creating a fairer and more peaceful world.
The project highlight was a special ‘Four Nations’ conference which will bring together school students from all parts of the UK to inspire and equip their advocacy for action on climate change at a local, national and UK wide level, and to initiate their own change projects in their schools and communities.
“Size of Wales and WCIA have been delivering the Welsh MockCOP programme for a number of years and it is with great excitement that we are able to join forces with InterClimate Network and their programme thanks to the funding from ScottishPower Foundation. We are excited to enable young people to have their voices heard on climate especially this year with COP26 around the corner.”Kevin Rahman-Daultrey, Policy and Education Manager at Size of Wales
Support for the project was provided by the ScottishPower Foundation. The ScottishPower Foundation was established in 2013 to make a significant and lasting contribution to society, enhancing the lives of people living in communities throughout the UK. It provides funding to help support the advancement of education, environmental protection, arts and culture and citizenship. It also supports charities who aim to provide relief from poverty, disability, or other disadvantages. Find out more at scottishpowerfoundation.com.
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